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  1. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Teachers give Education Minister Eddie Ng Hak-kim a failing grade

    Posted Jan 10th 2014, 03:13am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... half of the 555 teachers questioned gave Secretary for Education Eddie Ng Hak-kim the lowest mark on a scale of one to five, while 30 per cent gave him just two out of five. More than half ... Shirley Zhao shirley.zhao@scmp.com Eddie Ng accused of not doing homework as union poll reveals dissatisfaction with bureau Teachers give minister a failing grade Teachers are giving ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - PROFILE

    Education Secretary Eddie Ng Hak-kim faces a hard political lesson

    Posted Aug 27th 2012, 12:00am by Dennis Chong

    ... Dennis Chong dennis.chong@scmp.com Despite his successful corporate career and public service record, Eddie Ng Hak-kim has to learn to manage the challenges of his ministry Education chief faces a hard political lesson Education Secretary Eddie Ng Hak-kim could be Hong Kong's best known education minister ever. But that's not a good thing. Ng, 59, has only been ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Who said it?

    Posted Jan 16th 2013, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... It will be too late to do it only when Leung's term nears an end The Federation of Education Workers as education chief Eddie Ng Hak-kim's suggests 15 years' free education must wait   We are not a deadbeat nation. And so there's a very simple solution to this: Congress authorises us to pay our bills US President Barack Obama on a looming fight over ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - PROPERTY

    Rumours of land use change mystify chief

    Posted Jan 25th 2013, 12:00am by Dennis Chong

    ... says he is mystified by "rumours" that a piece of land reserved for a private university will be turned into a public housing estate. Eddie Ng Hak-kim said yesterday that preparation ... Kong, also said it was interested. Yesterday, Ng said the Education Bureau had received nine expressions of interest in response to an invitation in 2011 but a tender had not been called. ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Government sets out deal with school principals to cut class sizes

    Posted Nov 28th 2012, 12:00am by Ada Lee

    ... accepted a government proposal to reduce class sizes by three to four places over three years after a five-hour meeting last week. Education Minister Eddie Ng Hak-kim said in a letter to secondary ... on their intakes, Ng said. The current standard class size is 34, although schools are allowed to enrol up to 36 in a class by using up two extra places meant for pupils who need to repeat a year. Ng said ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Protest mars Eddie Ng's London visit

    Posted Jan 30th 2013, 12:00am by Tanna Chong

    ... disrupting a speech and demanding he resign. Speaking at a forum on Monday with about 100 local educators, business leaders and Hongkongers studying in Britain, Eddie Ng Hak-kim was embarrassed by six students who criticised him over the issues of cross-border pupils and the now-abandoned national education course. Ng was in London for the Education World Forum, a global summit ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Education chief draws blank on go-between

    Posted Feb 06th 2013, 12:00am by Phila Siu and Dennis Chong

    ... Phila Siu and Dennis Chong Education chief draws blank on go-between Education minister Eddie Ng Hak-kim insisted yesterday that he does not know the close ally of Leung Chun-ying who ... executive, was "out of the equation", Chan claimed. Ng said national education was an internal government issue. The government handled this issue by itself and no "external ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Electronic textbooks trial may herald paperless learning era in Hong Kong

    Posted Nov 30th 2012, 12:00am by Dennis Chong

    ... Dennis Chong dennis.chong@scmp.com E-textbooks to save 20pc on print copies: minister Electronic textbooks that are coming on to the market under a government funding scheme will be on average 20 per cent cheaper than traditional printed textbooks- and could herald a new era of paperless learning for Hong Kong students. The secretary for education, Eddie Ng Hak-kim, said ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Education minister in push to rescue secondary schools as students decline

    Posted Oct 19th 2012, 12:00am by Jennifer Cheng, Ada Lee

    ... been cut from 30 to 25 after student enrolments fell by more than 5,000 continuing a trend that has seen the tally plunge by 22,000 since 2006-07. But education minister Eddie Ng Hak-kim ... on Ng's announcement, education officials said class sizes could in fact fall as low as 17 because a school that exceeds the number to fill its classes to capacity by as little as one student ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Education minister admits Hong Kong faces crisis on international school places

    Posted Nov 01st 2012, 12:00am by Dennis Chong, Gary Cheung

    ... for Education Eddie Ng Hak-kim told Legco that by 2016 the city would need at least 4,200 more places at primary international schools. The estimated increase accounts for 11 per cent of the 37,000 ... said Ng had failed to implement the policy manifesto of Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying, who pledged to find solutions to the problem. The government has said there will be an increase of 5,000 ...




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